Child with DiabetesEveryone desires to live a long, healthy life. Unfortunately, life does not always go our way. The inevitable circumstances – death or critical illnesses – may happen in a blink of an eye.

The sad truth

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, 23.1 million diagnosed, and 7.2 million undiagnosed. Sadly, 11.3% of the total U.S. population does not have health insurance coverage as of the first quarter of 2017 to cover for their medical expenses.

Living with type 2 diabetes

Diabetes increases various health problems. Skin, eye, and foot complications, stroke, hypertension, and heart and kidney diseases are some of the major problems you may encounter if you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Over-the-counter medications for type 2 diabetes such as Victoza, a medicine similar to the hormone that controls blood sugar and insulin levels, do not come cheap. Fortunately for others, it is as easy as buying a candy in a store. Sadly for others, the decision to purchase the said medicine can have an intense tug-of-war fight against the decision to buy food for the rest of the family.

A little help goes a long way

The good news is The Rx Solution provides assistance to the unfortunate set of people to receive Victoza at such a lowered cost. This program provides great help to patients who are uninsured or do not have the funds to cover their medications.

As you are given this low-cost medical assistance for Victoza, there are other ways you may help yourself to avoid type 2 diabetes:

  • Drink 8-12 glasses of water every day;
  • Do at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, e.g., walking);
  • Eliminate sugar in your diets including white pasta, white rice and white bread;
  • Eat fiber-rich foods;
  • Include vegetables in your meals; and
  • Drink green tea or bitter gourd tea.

While critical illnesses can happen at any point in a person’s life, diabetes can be avoided by means of living a healthier lifestyle. You are what you allow yourself to be. Choose to be healthier and choose to live longer.